#MuseMonday with Nicole Baart: Ditch Your Labels

#MuseMonday with Nicole Baart: Ditch Your Labels

Hey, friends! Wife. Mother. Author. Friend. Teacher. Optimist. Artist. To a lesser extent… Chef. Organizer. Gardener. Runner. Risk taker. Philanthropist. And just a little less… Activist. Adventure-seeker. Traveler. Have you caught on yet? These are just a few of my...
Book Club Hacks: Hostess Gifts

Book Club Hacks: Hostess Gifts

Pictured here: the fabulous “Bookies With Class” sent to me by reader, Donna S. in Dublin, Ohio. (To have your Book Club featured here, drop me a line at amy@amyimpellizzeri.com) I started my own Book Club about 7 years ago when I moved to a new town and was desperate...
#MuseMonday with Nicole Baart: Ditch Your Labels

#MuseMonday with Nicole Baart: Share What You Love

Hey, friends. I’m late to the Game of Thrones party. Honestly? I watched the first episode years ago and was rather traumatized. (I don’t do gore.) But I love fantasy and I knew that I would love the storyline… And in the end I just had to know what happened to...
#MuseMonday with Nicole Baart: Ditch Your Labels

#MuseMonday with Nicole Baart: Embrace Your True Self

Hey, friends! I once had someone tell me: “You live such a charmed life.” I don’t remember the context of the conversation or why she rolled her eyes when she said it, but the comment has stuck with me for years. I’ve been indignant (As if! I work my tail off, thank...
#MuseMonday with Nicole Baart: Ditch Your Labels

#MuseMonday with Nicole Baart: Share Your Story

Hey, friends! I write fiction. And I used to think that admission had to come couched in an apology. A typical conversation with a new acquaintance: “So, what do you do?” “I… um… I write.” Sheepish, because I know how wrong this conversation can go. Have you read...
Book Club Hacks: Hostess Gifts

Book Club Hacks: Dealing with Non-Readers

I started my own Book Club about 7 years ago when I moved to a new town and was desperate to meet people. Since my first novel was published in 2014, I’ve visited (live and via FaceTime) dozens of Book Clubs across the country and I know these three things for sure:...